Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Geographic Information System

Yuanzhi Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

A pioneering researcher in coastal studies, remote sensing, and GIS application, appointed head of the coastal studies group at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Qiuming Cheng

China University of Geosciences

A pioneering researcher in mathematical geology, remote sensing, and GIS application, appointed head of geological processes key laboratory at the China University of Geosciences Beijing, China.


GIS Applications Coastal Environments Coastal Disasters Data Modeling Coastal Studies Data Visualization GIS Visualization Coastal Adaption GIS Implement Coastal Urban Monitoring Coastal Risk Assessment Prediction

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About the book

The aim of this book will provide a more detailed discussion or document for the exchange of original ideas, techniques, approaches, and experiences in the rapidly growing fields of geographical information systems (GIS) applied to coastal environments and disasters. It is intended to interest those who have applied GIS for monitoring, modeling, planning, and policy-making in coastal studies. The book will cover innovative applications of geographic information in coastal environments and disasters, coastal resources, coastal social systems, and coastal urban environment, and applications of new algorithms, big data processing, and deep learning to global or regional coastal zones in both developed and developing countries.

The book will be focused on special topics suggested as below but not limited:
• Original ideas for GIS applications in coastal environments
• GIS applications for coastal disasters monitoring, modeling, planning, and policy-making
• GIS applications in coastal disasters, coastal resources, coastal social systems, and coastal urban environment
• GIS applications of new algorithms, big data processing, and deep learning to global or regional coastal zones in both developed and developing countries
• Spatial and temporal prediction and validation
• Global/regional coastal database

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Date completed: October 15th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: January 11th 2022

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Review results due: April 1st 2022

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Expected publication date: May 31st 2022

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About the editor

Yuanzhi Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Yuanzhi Zhang is a Research Fellow and Professor on earth system science and coastal remote sensing at Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Nanjing Information University of Science and Technology in China. Dr. Zhang received Doctor of Science in Technology at Helsinki University of Technology (now as Aalto University) in Finland. Dr. Zhang is the author and co-authors of 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books or book chapters. He received the First-Rank Award of the Guangdong Provincial Prize of Science and Technology, China, in 2013 and the Second-Rank Award, ARCA (Actions for Raising Critical Awareness) Prize at the International Symposium 'Environment 2010: Situation and Perspectives for the European Union”, Porto, Portugal, in 2003. Dr. Zhang was an Associate Editor for International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

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